DONATING £2 IS NOT 2 MUCH 2 ASK

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Supporting these veterans when they have given so much for us is Not 2 Much 2 Ask

If everyone in Kent donated just £2, (less than the price of a cup of coffee) we can raise enough money for the Centenary Village development, offering a crucial lifeline to veterans in their time of need.

100 YEARS OF SUPPORT

RBLI was established in 1919 – 100 years ago this year - to offer crucial accommodation and welfare support to troops returning from the First World War.

One hundred years later, that very same ethos of care, training and employment is still at the very core of RBLI, but the village has grown well beyond the dreams of its original founders.

RBLI has developed a unique community built upon an ethos of integrated care, encompassing health, social care, welfare and employment in one single place to help veterans regain their independence after a difficult time. The village is now home to 300 members of the Armed Forces community.

CENTENARY VILLAGE PROJECT

Our plan is to create a village where veterans and their families can be part of a thriving, supportive community which is a stepping stone to a brighter future.

A community in the heart of Kent supporting 100s of veterans every year for another 100 years.

The Centenary Village will include an assisted living scheme, extending the care and support service by a further 24 units, each adapted and capable of meeting the needs of some of the most vulnerable residents.

A further 24 new apartments, costing £1.3m and designed to be fully accessible, will house single veterans in urgent need alongside 20 new family homes in a mix of town and mews style housing.

A Community Centre with a state-of-the-art, specially adapted gym will sit at the heart of the village where veterans and their families will have access to a range of services, welfare support and training, tackling isolation through social engagement and promoting independence.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

£2

will help towards... supporting young veterans, as well as their families, particularly for those who have life-changing injuries.

£10

will help towards... veterans in desperate need of on-going support in order retain independent, fulfilling lives.

£40

will help towards... creating an area at the heart of the community, where veterans can receive crucial welfare and rehabilitation support.

HELP US TO SUPPORT PEOPLE LIKE THE CASTLES

 “When my wife first saw the apartments, she cried.”– Veteran Gary Castle, who moved into RBLI’s specially adapted apartments after losing a leg as a result of service

HELP US TO SUPPORT PEOPLE LIKE STEVE

Steve supported you, coming under bombing fire during the Falklands War, resulting in life-changing injuries…

HELP US TO SUPPORT PEOPLE LIKE GEORGE

George supported you, serving for more than 30 years around the world in the Royal Marines…

Donations in Action

“I am very conscious that our veterans, particularly from recent operations, many of whom were young when they experienced life-changing injuries, will need our support for decades to come. We need to be there for them.”

General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff,
KCB DSO* OBE ADC, Centenary Village Campaign Patron

HELP US TO SUPPORT BRITAIN'S BRAVEST IS NOT 2 MUCH 2 ASK